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Ford, Roush Performance create one-off 'Old Crow' Mustang to commemorate D-Day

The car honors Col. Bud Anderson's P-51D Mustang fighter aircraft.

Ford has teamed with Roush Performance to build another one-off Mustang inspired by a World War II-era P-51D fighter aircraft.

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the customized car pays homage to the "Old Crow" P-51D Mustang flown by WWII triple-ace pilot Col. Bud Anderson.

Now 97 years old, Anderson flew two combat tours and 116 missions and named each of his airplanes the "Old Crow."

Roush helped modify the Mustang GT, adding a new supercharger that brings the 5.0-liter V8 to 710 horsepower. Its paint scheme is inspired by Anderson's P-51D fighter.

The "Old Crow" Mustang will be auctioned live at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Oshkosh event that runs from July 22-28. All proceeds will go to the EAA's youth education program.

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